I’ve been Imprinted!

Or rather, my books have now gone through imprintation (which doesn’t appear to be a valid word, actually, but hey, what’s wrong with adding new ones to the lot?)

The Triple Threat Investigation Agency series—The Connecticut Corpse Caper, Can You Hula Like Hilo Hattie, Coco’s Nuts, and Forever Poi—are now formally part of the Next Chapter catalog!  How exciting is that?  The P.I. gals (JJ, Rey, and Linda) and I officially belong to a recognized publishing house.  We’d woo-hoo, big time, but no one really does that anymore . . . do they?  Oh, what the heck—WOO-HOO!

If you have a second or two, dear friends and followers, we humbly ask (beg, plead, promise to be your BFF) that you visit one or all of the links to check us out.

http://mybook.to/corpsecaper

http://mybook.to/hilohattie

http://mybook.to/cocosnuts

http://mybook.to/foreverpoi

Thank you kindly, or as the Hawaii-based trio would say, mahalo.

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What’s Wrong with One More Saturday Shameless Self-Promotion?

Gotta love those.

Hey, it’s Rey.  The Boss is de-stressing . . . again (poor thing).  So I volunteered to post today.  Topic?  An easy one—I didn’t have to give it any thought—coz the Next Chapter folks sent a cool email the other day. WPpromoA

The publishing company is expanding their book marketing and joining up with Prolific Works, previously known as InstaFreebie.  How whizbang is that?  Very!  Because this allows readers to claim a FREE preview—not the whole thing, folks—of Next Chapter books.  (JJ, Linda and I’d love for you to take a look at our adventures!)

Good news for you.  They’ve provided links to The Boss’ book page, so you can take a gander (an expression Cousin Jilly and The Boss like to use).  A favor from yours truly:  please check out the Prolific Works giveaways by clicking on these links:

 The Connecticut Corpse Caper  https://claims.prolificworks.com/free/5qAjEzfK

 Can You Hula Like Hilo Hattie?  https://claims.prolificworks.com/free/K4tsH2TL

 Coco’s Nuts  https://claims.prolificworks.com/free/7HnIyUtj

 Forever Poi  https://claims.prolificworks.com/free/L9QLKnyk

Next Chapter’s super excited about this.  So are we!

Last Day for the Forever Poi Promotion . . . the Second for Coco’s Nuts

Ho-ho-how about a cozy (with a wee bit of grit) for the holiday stocking?  How about two?  Hey, it’s Rey again!

So, today I’m posting about two promos.  It’s the last day for Forever Poi and the the second for Coco’s Nuts.  Both feature three pretty private eyes—me, Cousin Jilly, and my best friend, Linda.

I’ll keep it short and sweet.  Both books are available for a $0.99 and free promotion.

Forever Poi has the three of us trying to figure out who set two trendy Chinatown art galleries on fire, and left a couple of corpses in the rubble.  There are a few suspects—like a self-absorbed gallery owner with a dicey past, an art consultant who’s as beautiful as she is dangerous, a risk-loving photographer, and an art manager with a shady past.

Coco’s Nuts has us aiming to prove our client, once-socialite-Vassar-grad-turned-trucker Buddy Feuer, isn’t responsible for two murders.  She didn’t kill her boss, an infamous entrepreneur, any more than she murdered her best friend.  Despite what the evidence suggests, we’re sure that Buddy’s been set up.  Then there’s super nutty Coco Peterson, who’s been MIA since the murders went down.  He’s a central piece in this knotty puzzle.  The cast of curious characters sure keeps us on our toes.  But we’re good at what we do, even if we go about things a little, hmm, differently from our fellow P.I.s

You’d sure make my-uh-our day if you’d give one or both a read.

Please check us out on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tyler-Colins/e/B01KHOZAL2

NOTE: $0.99 promotions are active only in the US and UK stores. FREE promotions are active in all Amazon marketplaces.

Friday the 13th Double Whammy – LOL – Plugging the Forever Poi Promotion (Day 4) & Publicizing the Coco’s Nuts Promotion (Day 1)

It’s JJ today.  Like my colleagues, I’ll stick to the Boss’ post re the current promotion featuring Forever PoiBut I also have to tell you about Coco’s Nuts!

Let’s start with the ongoing promo first . . .

 The fourth book in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series, Forever Poi—which features Rey, Linda and me—is available for a $0.99 and free promotion December 10—14.

To give you an idea of what transpires, here’s the Boss’ summary:

Novice P.I.s JJ, Rey and Linda have stumbled and fumbled [hmm, not sure about that], through two major cases with surprisingly stellar results.  Now, the trio has to discover who set ablaze two happening Chinatown art galleries, which left a couple of charcoal-broiled corpses in the rubble.  Any number of persons in the local art world could be responsible.  A cast of curious suspects includes a haughty gallery owner with a questionable past, an art consultant as treacherous as she is beautiful, a risk-loving photographer, and an aspiring manager with a dicey history.  Perhaps determining the reason will help: a major insurance pay-out, the ugly break-up of a long-term relationship, out-and-out evil vengeance, or a cover-up for felonious transgressions?

If you have family and friends who enjoy cozies with a little grit, then Forever Poi would make a nice little holiday gift.

And Coco’s Nuts is available for the same deal, starting today through the December 17, for $0.99 and a free promotion.

Here’s the Boss’ sum-up:

The Triple Threat Investigation Agency private eyes must prove their client, once-socialite-Vassar-grad-turned-trucker Buddy Feuer, isn’t responsible for two murders.  She had no motive to kill her boss, an infamous entrepreneur, nor did she murder her best friend.  Despite what the evidence suggests, JJ, Rey and Linda are convinced that Buddy has been set up.  Nutty Coco Peterson, who has been MIA since the murders went down, appears to be a central piece in this perplexing puzzler. As the rookie P.I.s strive to uncover a killer amid yet another cast of curious and unconventional characters, they meet up with old acquaintances who may not have their best interests at heart.  Exploding bombs suggest they’ve ruffled feathers by asking too many questions.  Hopefully, they’ll obtain legitimate answers before something significant blows up—like the Triple Threat gals.

Coco’s Nuts blends mystery, mayhem, and humor . . . and could serve as the perfect little festivities’ break.

Please check us out on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Tyler-Colins/e/B01KHOZAL2

NOTE: $0.99 promotions are active only in the US and UK stores. FREE promotions are active in all Amazon marketplaces.

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The Forever Poi Promotion (Day 3)

Linda here.  Like Rey, I think I’ll stay true to the Boss’ post regarding the promotion of our fourth adventure.

 Forever Poi—featuring Rey, JJ, and myself—is available for a $0.99 and free promotion December 10th through the 14th.  You have a couple more days, but who’s counting?

The summary, per The Boss:

Novice P.I.s JJ, Rey and Linda have stumbled and fumbled—like Rey, I don’t think we did either, but to each his or her own—through two major cases with surprisingly stellar results.  Now, the trio has to discover who set ablaze two happening Chinatown art galleries, which left a couple of charcoal-broiled corpses in the rubble.  Any number of persons in the local art world could be responsible.  A cast of curious suspects includes a haughty gallery owner with a questionable past, an art consultant as treacherous as she is beautiful, a risk-loving photographer, and an aspiring manager with a dicey history.  Perhaps determining the reason will help: a major insurance pay-out, the ugly break-up of a long-term relationship, out-and-out evil vengeance, or a cover-up for felonious transgressions?  [We did have our challenges.]

If you know someone who likes cozies with a little grit, then Forever Poi would make a lovely little stocking-stuffer.  You could treat yourself, too.

Please check us out on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Tyler-Colins/e/B01KHOZAL2

NOTE: $0.99 promotions are active only in the US and UK stores. FREE promotions are active in all Amazon marketplaces.

Promoting the Forever Poi Promotion (Day 2)

Hey, it’s Rey!  I’m gonna stick to the Boss’ script regarding the promotion of our fourth exploit-uh-escapade-uh-case.

Forever Poi—the fourth Triple Threat Investigation Agency book featuring us fantastic female private eyes (that’s me, my cousin JJ and my BFF Linda) is available for a $0.99 and free promotion December 10th through the 14th.  Coo-ool, you’ve got a three more days.

As The Boss tells it: novice P.I.s JJ, Rey and Linda have stumbled and fumbled [hey, I beg to differ] through two major cases with surprisingly stellar results.  Now, the trio has to discover who set ablaze two happening Chinatown art galleries, which left a couple of charcoal-broiled corpses in the rubble.  Any number of persons in the local art world could be responsible.  A cast of curious suspects includes a haughty gallery owner with a questionable past, an art consultant as treacherous as she is beautiful, a risk-loving photographer, and an aspiring manager with a dicey history.  Perhaps determining the reason will help: a major insurance pay-out, the ugly break-up of a long-term relationship, out-and-out evil vengeance, or a cover-up for felonious transgressions?  They certainly had us going!

Perhaps you know someone who likes cozies with a touch of grit?  Yeah?  Then Forever Poi is the perfect little stocking-stuffer (stuff it in yours, too).

Please check us out on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Tyler-Colins/e/B01KHOZAL2

NOTE: $0.99 promotions are active only in the US and UK stores. FREE promotions are active in all Amazon marketplaces.

Promoting the Promotion (Forever Poi -Day 1)

Forever Poi—the fourth Triple Threat Investigation Agency book featuring female private eyes JJ, Rey and Linda—is available for a $0.99 and free promotion December 10 through the 14.  Woo-hoo (as Rey may say with a high-five and a grin).

Novice P.I.s JJ, Rey and Linda have stumbled and fumbled through two major cases with surprisingly stellar results.  Now, the trio has to discover who set ablaze two happening Chinatown art galleries, which left a couple of charcoal-broiled corpses in the rubble.  Any number of persons in the local art world could be responsible.  A cast of curious suspects includes a haughty gallery owner with a questionable past, an art consultant as treacherous as she is beautiful, a risk-loving photographer, and an aspiring manager with a dicey history.  Perhaps determining the reason will help: a major insurance pay-out, the ugly break-up of a long-term relationship, out-and-out evil vengeance, or a cover-up for felonious transgressions?

Perhaps you know someone who enjoys reading cozies with a little bit of grit?  If so, then Forever Poi might just be the perfect little stocking-stuffer (t’is the perfect time for giving, after all).

Please check us out on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Tyler-Colins/e/B01KHOZAL2

NOTE: $0.99 promotions are active only in the US and UK stores.  FREE promotions are active in all Amazon marketplaces.

Persistent Posts . . .

. . . every day this week.

Why, you may ask?  Because Forever Poi and Coco’s Nuts are being featured for a $0.99 and free promotion this week.  How exciting is that?  For moi, very!!!  <LOL>

As an FYI, Poi will be available December 10th through the 14th and Nuts December 13th through the 17th.  As such, the gals and I will post every day as a friendly reminder . . . and provide a link, of course.

Aloha from the Triple Threat Investigation Agency trio (JJ, Rey and Linda are hoping you’ll partake of the offerings).

Mahalo.

Thank You to Jay

I want to extend my most appreciative thanks to Jay (James J. Cudney IV) for the wonderful review of Forever Poi.

https://thisismytruthnow.com/2019/09/21/book-review-forever-poi-by-tyler-colins/

Fellow blogger and writer Jay is a force to be reckoned with.  He’s everything I’d like to be as a blogger and writer: proficient, focused, supportive … a consummate professional.  If you’ve not yet checked out his fantastic blog (as I continually say, I’m totally envious) and fabulous books, like the Braxton Campus mystery series, please do!

https://jamesjcudney.com/

Jay2A

♦ ♦ ♦

Book Review: Forever Poi by Tyler Colins

by James J. Cudney IV

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Forever Poi by Tyler Colins
Forever Poi, the 4th book in the Triple Threat Mysteries series by Tyler Colins, was published in July 2019. I’ve previously read the first three and was psyched to devour the latest one this month. Three smart and sassy female detectives run the Triple Threat Investigations agency in Hawaii, but the series started out in Connecticut and moved its way westward. What an exotic and thrilling location to set a murder mystery series… Ms. Colins has imbued the characters and setting with something exciting, vibrant, and unique. I’ve seen tremendous growth over the course of the four books, and the private detectives are learning on the job as quickly as they possibly can.

Today, I’m focusing on Forever Poi, where the ladies discover two bodies who’d been killed in an art gallery fire. The police bring Triple Threat in for assistance, quickly determining the inferno was intentionally set and the victims were definitely murdered. Unfortunately, JJ and her cousins had recently met at least one of the two lost souls, which makes the investigation all that much more difficult. The hunt for the killer or killers has the ladies traipsing all over the continental US, with a particularly memorable stop in Chicago.

Ms. Colins’ story contains a large number of complex characters, all with hilarious and interesting names. One if even called Crispy, and yes, that’s a connection with the fire. The three detectives are methodical in the search for all the clues and hidden secrets about the two men who owned the gallery and the seemingly disconnected woman Lolita who died in the blaze. We also learn about a death that occurred before the book started, but it might not be connected. Kudos to the author for layering in the details for readers to try to solve the crime themselves.

A few fun things to note, as these are the points that always make Ms. Colins’ books stand out: (a) the catch phrase ‘Hey-ho,’ (b) finding out the true meaning of ‘Forever Poi,’ which isn’t what you think, (c) someone else besides me says ‘Toodles,’ and (d) that totally unexpected scene when Cash (Richie J) returns to visit JJ. At first, I was freaked out, then I realized what was going on, but afterward, it started heating up again. I won’t spoil the surprise for those who’ve read previous books, but it’s an amusing one. The series is edgy but not over-the-top. Appropriate uses of ‘F Off’ and references to ‘Nudie Art’ make the characters and plot seem quite real.

When the key suspect in the crimes is presumed dead midway into the story, you’re left with a ‘now what’ll happen?’ moment. Then, the ladies find themselves trapped with the potential for a bomb to explode. It got pretty close in the end… but they always get their killer, don’t they? This was a great entry in the series, and I’m excited by the news at the end about the next book in 2020. It’ll be on my reading list. I hope it’s on yours too.

Forever Poi Promo Post

A quick shameless self-promotion post – nothing new if you’ve seen my recent Facebook posts – but worth mentioning (again) from this humble author’s perspective.

Forever Poi, the fourth in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series, is available for .99 through September 9th on Amazon, thanks to a New Chapter promotion. This case has private eyes JJ, Rey, and Linda solving a double-arson and murder—specifically, who torched two Oahu Chinatown art galleries and left two charred bodies in the rubble?  The trio encounters a sundry of suspects, each possessing a viable motive for having done so—insurance collection, unwanted lover, dicey past, sour grapes …?

The gals would love for you to accompany them as they track leads and clues, encounter strange and suspicious persons, and become embroiled in one of their most puzzling cases yet. WPpromo3

On a different note, I want to extend heartfelt gratitude to those who’ve provided me with much needed [I’m so lost] and much appreciated [I’d be lost without you] support and advice.  Jay, Jina, and Sean—thank you, thank you, thank you!